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Volunteer at FPL

Our volunteers donate their time and talents to help the library provide quality programs and services to our community.


Volunteer opportunities include assisting with outreach activities, special events, the Friends Bookstore, shelving, library tours and much more! Volunteer placements are based on the needs of the library and specific departments. With a variety of tasks, volunteers can set their own hours and select which library functions to support. 

Current Volunteer Needs

→ Collections shelving – Help us shelve recently returned library materials in our Youth, Teen or Adult collections.

→ Baby Bookworms Story Time – Assist one of our youth programmers with weekly Monday morning story time for our youngest library patrons (birth–24 months).

→ Reading Roadshow – Take your love of reading on the road and lead your own themed preschool story time to a participating location.

Why volunteer at FPL?

+ Numerous learning opportunities
+ Great atmosphere to meet new people
+ Central location
+ Flexibility - We are open 7 days, 64 hours a week
+ Support a vital community organization that needs volunteers 

Volunteer-driven programs

+ Books for Borrowing
+ Lending Hands 
+ Letter of the Week
+ Reading Roadshow

FAQ

Do you like the flexibility of helping with special events? Are you looking for the stability of a weekly assignment? Do you prefer working behind the scenes or front and center? We have options to fit your needs.
Most weekly volunteer opportunities consist of one-hour shifts. Some outreach opportunities and positions involving technical services require a two-hour shift.
 For most weekly assignments, library operations require a set schedule each week. Special projects and events are more flexible.
You must be 13 years of age or older for most volunteer opportunities.
The Fayetteville Public Library does not accept court-ordered community service hours.
Yes! Please contact the Community Engagement office at 479.856.7104 or email cdennis@faylib.org
Volunteer Application Form

Please fill out this form with your preferred times to volunteer and areas of interest and expertise. There is a lot you could do for FPL!

Area code and seven digit number
To ensure that employees and volunteers of Fayetteville Public Library are well-qualified and to further ensure that Fayetteville Public Library maintains a safe and productive work environment free of any form of violence, harassment or misconduct—it is the policy of Fayetteville Public Library to screen applicants, whether for employment or volunteer work, and to verify applicant references, credentials, or both.